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  • New to the Peekskill waterfront is Buns-N-Bourbon (55 Hudson St 914-788-2867), a food-on-a-bun eatery serving Amish natural beef burgers, American Homestead hot dogs, sausage patties from Cold Spring-based Marbled Meat Shop, and wild-caught Gulf shrimp sandwiches. Hudson Hospitality is the parent restaurant group, which also runs Taco Dive Bar and the Hudson Room in Peekskill, plus Lanza Farms in Garrison. Behind the 40-foot-long bar made of Vermont barnwood are 99 bottles of brown American spirits, including Widow Jane bourbon whiskey and Black Dirt apple jack. There is also VIP elevated “bourbon cage” seating overlooking the dining room.

 

  • The first Westchester location of Shake Shack (2090 Mall Walk, Yonkers 914-289-1302) opened on July 22 in the Cross County Shopping Center. The Danny Meyer fast-casual burger stand with more than 95 locations worldwide offers Angus beef burgers; antibiotic-free and no-added-hormones Vienna beef dogs; cage-free, antibiotic-free chicken; frozen custard, and wine and craft beer. Also local brews from Yonkers Brewing Company, Bronx Pale Ale, and Broken Bow Brewery are poured.

 

  • Wood-fired pies at Frankie & Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria (301 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck 914-630-4360) can now be paired with pours from the new self-service taps featuring a rotating list of 30-plus craft beers and wines. “Being able to pour and pay by the ounce allows people to explore many different things,” says co-owner Brad Nagy.

 

  • Cedric Lamouille, previously executive chef at Bistro V in Greenwich, is the new executive chef at Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House (55 Abendroth Ave, Port Chester 914-939-2425). He replaces Bobby Will, who is at Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Lamouille’s replacement at Bistro V is Joseph Pace, former chef/owner of Risotteria in Greenwich Village, which recently closed after 17 years. 

Photo courtesy of Thomas McGovern Photography 

  • Chef Peter How was named culinary director of MAAC Hospitality Group’s organic Chinese restaurant brand, WUJI, with locations in Scarsdale, Rye, and Greenwich. 

 

  • La Panetiére (530 Milton Rd, Rye 914-967-8140), the elegant, contemporary French restaurant owned by Jacques Loupiac, celebrates its 31st anniversary in business this year.

 

  • September 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm is Korean BBQ Night on the open-air rooftop at Winston (130 E Main St, Mount Kisco 914-244-9780). Chef Michael Williams will pay homage to his roots with a menu where $25 gets you a sampling of Korean barbecue classics. 
 
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